ME/CFS

These words illusion portray vibrancy of life belie the mundane wicked exhaustion my truth drudgery daily routine. (For Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge: wicked/ mundane; and BrewNSpew’s prompt: illusion.  Forgive me for indulging in a moment of self-pity.  Post celebration crash normal.  Image from personal collection.)

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Growth Is Not Placid

Pastoral placid, tonic for the soul – beware stagnation, partake in daring, honour spirit’s longing for the wild; grow wings. (For RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge: placid/wild; and for BrewNSpew’s prompt: partake.  Image from personal collection.)

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Freak of Nature

Big Bird, peers called me or Grasshopper – legs longer than torso, exaggerated by the platform shoes of the time. Jumbo Jet, another moniker or No Hips, No Ass – or simply Tree – my height towering for my age. Awkward an understatement – self-conscious, exposed, the ridicule outweighing any nurturing support – self-declared freak. […]

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Punishing Winter

Ruthless Winter blows unceremoniously intense – leaves a mess. (For RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge: mess/intense; and for BrewNSpew’s weekly prompt: ceremony.  Image from personal collection.)

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Envy’s Folly

Valley envies peak begrudges fabled riches ignores present wealth. (For RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge:  valley/ peak.  Also submitting to BrewNSpew’s challenge: fable.)

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Ugly Duckling Learns

From Nature, instinct, intuition – confidence of nurture derived. (For RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge: nature/nurture.  Also linking up with BrewNSpew’s weekly challenge: folklore.  The Ugly Duckling is a fairytale from my childhood.  Image from personal collection.)

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Wonderland

Winter winds howl, icy vapours penetrate, enchanting season. (For RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge: vapour / howl; and BrewNSpew’s Cafe prompt.)

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